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Verizon: Motorola Razr Maxx vs Galaxy Nexus

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, May 24, 2012.

  1. Fluthy

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    I pre-orders the GSIII today also. I have been eligible since April for an upgrade. Had my mind set on a Nexus, but I use the camera a lot on my phone for quick kids pics and wasnst sold on the Nexus (also the reception and battery issue I have read about). I would love the pure Google experience (although I'm on Verizon so not so pure), but the GSIII should have good DEV support. This past couple weeks I convinced myself to get the Inc4G. S4 processor, good camera, great screen... but still no release date. When they announced the GSIII this week I thought why not.. has everything I want. I have a DROID Charge right now so it's not to much bigger than what I have... although much thinner (Inc4G just as thick as my Charge). Anyhow... the waiting game begins now on when they will start shipping them.


    Oh... and still have my unlimited data!!!
     
  2. hilmar2k

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  3. TBlazer07

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    Not if Apple has anything to do with it. They are suing to try to halt the import of the SIII into the US. Doubt they will succeed but they could slow it down a bit.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405417,00.asp

    Apple is not even letting the Samsung Galaxy S III land in the U.S. before it unleashes the patent hounds. Cupertino on Tuesday filed a motion in California district court to have Samsung's new flagship smartphone banned in the states.

    Apple has asked the court to impose an injunction on the Galaxy S III before it is released in the U.S.
     
  4. hilmar2k

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    Another reason I will never buy any Apple product......ever.
     
  5. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    They're asserting a patent on context menus and in the case of the GS3 context-sensitive voice search, specifically choosing different engines for different things.

    *rolleyes*
     
  6. hilmar2k

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    It's not that I don't think that Apple has a right to defend their patents, but they take it WAY too far. As if anything they have put on their devices was never even conceived of by anyone else ever before. Their Samsung lawsuit around the Tab is the perfect example. They claim no one had ever conceived of a rectangular touchscreen device with a black bezel before. Yet there are dozens of examples in movies of that very same thing. And how is their notification bar not a blatant Android ripoff?
     
  7. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Exactly. You don't see Google asserting "a method for user notification" blah blah.

    I mean, Apple's suing people over "slide to unlock," for God's sake.
     
  8. Mark Holtz

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    It's no secret that Apple hates the Android phones, especially Steve Jobs.
     
  9. Shades228

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    Inc4g is only going to have a 4" screen? I'm surprised people are classing it with the Nexus and S3.
     
  10. hilmar2k

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    That's really the only difference. Other than that, it will hang with the S3 and smoke the Nexus.

    For those of us that don't want to carry a ridiculously large phone around, it should be the perfect device.
     
  11. Shades228

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    I'm not sure why you think it will smoke the nexus. So you might want to elaborate on that.

    As for size it's not that far off from the others but yet the screen is significantly smaller and the resolution is much smaller. Since they've increased the size of the last verision. Which I used to recommend to female friends who wanted a good phone but be able to use comfortably with smaller hands.

    http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/compare.php?id[]=3475&id[]=3701&id[]=3804&id[]=&id[]=

    I'll be getting the S3 but it's only due to the fact that I need to have the ability to swap SD cards and encrypt them which you can't do on the Nexus I have now.

    Don't get me wrong the Incredible line of phones has always been a solid line of phones but it's just not in the same class as the Nexus/S3.
     
  12. hilmar2k

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    The Snapdragon S4 processor in the Inc4G and the GSIII is faster than anything out there right now, even the quad core stuff. It also has LTE on the chip, and a better GPU, so yeah, it blows away the Nexus.

    As for size, the GSIII is 30% larger than the Inc4G.
     
  13. Mark Holtz

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    My fingers are crossed for the Verizon shipment "by July 9th" for my SIII.
     
  14. Mark Holtz

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    I just got a shipping notification for my phone, with an expected delivery date by FedEx Two-Day air on July 9th.
     
  15. Fluthy

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    I have been reading a lot of people are getting FedEx tracking numbers stating the 5th and 6th also. My card was charged yesterday, but no shipping notification yet. I hoping mine arrives by Friday as I'm out of town next week.
     
  16. Mark Holtz

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    Per my usual policy, I'm having it shipped to work. And since I now have a shipping confirmation, I ordered a case through Amazon.
     
  17. Mark Holtz

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    I've had my phone since the 9th. First thing... before you allow it to start downloading like crazy, is to not automatically place the icon on the home screen.

    The response time is definitely snappier than the Droid X, probably due to the more memory and the faster processor. I definitely have better Data connectivity. Because I'm going from a Gingerbread to a Ice Cream Sandwich phone, there are differences in the interface... mostly for the better.

    One thing that annoyed me is that Google Authenticator does NOT allow you to easily transfer the codes to another phone. I had to deregister and reregister the codes. On the other hand, it was easy to re-engage the Battle.net authenticator.
     
  18. trdrjeff

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    Droid X is 2 years old now, I notice a huge speed difference in my old one versus my Galaxy Nexus. I would have liked the GSIII but the off contract price of the Gnex is too good to pass up.
     

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